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Agnes Ruest’s commitment to painting outdoors is so great that during Saskatoon’s frigid winters she used to rent a downtown hotel room so she could paint riverbank scenes from a window. more

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The accomplished realism of Ron Parker’s recent western landscapes is all the more impressive considering he started using oil paints only last year. more

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Peter Doig’s exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver had a lasting influence on Jim Park, then a student at Emily Carr University. more

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Gordon Harper’s oil paintings evoke scalding summer days of desultory wandering through aging neighbourhoods that seem nearly devoid of life. more

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The slither of silk, the flash of vermilion, the glitter of glass beads – we experience the sensual potential of fashion and its importance in mating rituals every time we step into a nightclub or flip through "Vogue". more

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"Octopus Dress"

Photo: Bill Pusztai.

When Kwiaahwah Jones and Gwaai Edenshaw started talking about co-curating an exhibition of contemporary indigenous erotic art, people asked, “Native erotic art? Does it even exist?” more

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Clint Neufeld never thought he would be an artist. Raised in small-town Saskatchewan, he served with Canadian peacekeepers in the former Yugoslavia and aspired to be a firefighter. more

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Les Thomas likes to prowl hardware stores looking for tools he can use to make interesting marks in his paintings. more

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Edmonton printmaker Sean Caulfield is thinking big – he’s working on a massive woodblock installation, tentatively titled "The Flood," in part inspired by last year’s disaster in southern Alberta. more

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Lost in daydreams and diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, Jason Poturica felt overwhelmed as a child. Often unable to finish what he had started, he loved reading adventure books, playing with his model railway and making 8mm films. more

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Vancouver artist Julie Morstad is so steeped in children’s literature that she named her daughter, Ida, after a character who rescues her sister from goblins in Maurice Sendak’s book, "Outside Over There." more

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This craft show features the work of 45 members of the Circle Craft Co-operative. A 40th anniversary milestone for the 170-member co-op, which operates a shop on Granville Island, it was organized by co-op manager Kathryn Youngs. more

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"Clouds and the Road Home"

Photo Credit: Gallery Jones.

When Greg Hardy talks about expressing his emotional reaction to the land through the materiality of paint and canvas, he’s not referring to mere sentiment. more

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Nancy Boyd’s recent series, "Excavation with Field Notes," explores an internal universe – what she calls “the interior of the body or the interior of the self.” more

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Constance Bachmann first saw the aesthetic potential of animals in the sleek contours of the greyhounds that strolled the Beaches boardwalk in Toronto a decade ago. more

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"Sojourner's window dressing"

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Vancouver artist Brad Phillips finds resonance with the response William Eggleston gave when he was asked what he was trying to do: The American photographer said he was writing a novel. more

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Ying-Yueh Chuang is decidedly not a minimalist. Her installations are constructed from individual ceramic pieces presented in dizzying arrays of repeating forms and hybridized structures – sometimes even hung from the ceiling or wall. more

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What does it mean to be a painter in an era when machines can make things better than humans? Vancouver-based Bradley Harms explores that question with acrylic paintings that evoke digital images yet bear a human imprint. more

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“There are no rules when it comes to birds.” Jason Carter is speaking about his carvings, but the statement seems to epitomize this Alberta artist’s general stance towards life. more

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Saskatoon artist Wally Dion admires artists who communicate the big picture about the impact of human technologies – people like Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky and American digital-media artist Aaron Koblin. more

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